Family systems, biopsychosocial processes, and lifespan development: Introduction to family response to alcohol problems

Judith L. Fischer, Alan Korinek, Miriam Mulsow

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This volume reviews literature, research programs, and therapy approaches to family response to alcohol. Three articles view the topic from particular points in the lifespan: childhood (Fitzgerald, Puttler, Refior, & Zucker), adolescence and youth (Fischer, Pidcock, & Fletcher-Stephens), and older age (Stelle & Scott). Five articles cover specific topics on families, highlighting (a) processes to involve an alcoholic family member in treatment (Garrett & Landau), (b) couples (Navarra), (c) families with children (Lewis & Allen-Byrd), (d) comorbidity in families (Mulsow), and (e) spirituality as a family endeavor (Korinek).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalAlcoholism Treatment Quarterly
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 26 2007



  • Alcohol
  • Biopsychosocial
  • Family systems
  • Lifespan

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